Gauteng Summer Cup 2020

23 November 2020 | ,

All eyes are on Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 28th November 2020 for the World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup 2020. As every year this Grade 1 race offers thrilling entertainment and is a major highlight of the SA horse racing season.

Gauteng Summer Cup – Race Info

The biggest Joburg horse race is seen as the toughest 2000m race on the continent. A maximum of 20 horses compete every year in a race that is a great test of speed and endurance. It starts with a 600m straight run and gets really interesting with a steep and steady climb from the 1200m mark. The R1-million Grade 1 race is therefore well-known for thrilling finishes!

Key facts

  • WSB Gauteng Summer Cup – Grade 1
  • Race-7 (Turf) 2000m
  • R 1 000 000:
    1st R625000, 2nd R200000, 3rd R100000, 4th R50000, 5th R25000
  • Handicap
  • WFA: 3yrs-8kgs 4yrs-0.5kgs
  • No Apprentice Allowance

Finalised Field

The following horses will participate in Race 7 in the WSB Summer Cup 2020:

1Tierra Del FuegoSean TarryH5
2ZillzaalSean TarryG5
3Summer PuddingPaul PeterF4
4Divine OdysseyJ J van VuurenG6
5RiverstownPaul PeterG4
6AtyaabZietsman OosthuizenG5
7Crown TowersJustin SnaithG5
8Running BravePaul MatchettM5
9TristfulTony RivallandG5
10YoucanthurryloveFabian HabibG4
11CharlesMike de KockG5
12Hero’s HonourGary AlexanderG6
13AsterixPaul PeterG4
14Pack LeaderAlec LairdG6
15Christopher RobinSt John GarryC4
16Tree TumboSean TarryG4
17Victoria PageSean TarryF4
18Seven PatriotsM G Azzie / A A AzzieG4
19Cornish PomodoroSean TarryG4
20Dance ClassSt John GarryF4
S= Sex; A =Age

SA Champion Trainer Sean Tarry send 5 runners into the Summer cup field. Can last years winner Zillzaal repeat his win? Or will one of the horses by St John Gray be the first one to cross the finish line? Christopher Robin seems to be a horse to watch based on latest success stories. But we shouldn’t forget Paul Peter and his 4-year old horse Summer Pudding. She is unbeaten in eight races and ranks very well with the SA bookies, especially after the withdrawal of Got the Greenlight. With his supplementary entries Asterix and Riverstorm Paul Peter sends 2 additional horses on the course on Saturday.

Where to place your WSB Summer Cup bets

Race betting is already open across most South African bookmakers. We recommend the following bookies for placing your bets on the WSB Gauteng Summer Cup 2020:

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WBS was just recently announced as the race sponsor and therefore offers a variety of additional special promotions. One of them is the R1 million WSB Summer Cup 10 Promotion. This offer is valid from 26-28 November 2020 and R1 million in cash is given away. The amount is split into different prize devisions. The more winners you can predict the higher your share of the cash pot can be. Therefore, if you can predict the 10 winners of the 10 carded races you will walk away with your share of R500 000. In addition, Hollywood Bets runs a 15% Summer Cup bonus for all deposits made between 23 – 29 November 2020 (T&Cs apply). As always, check the race cards and compare the odds of each bookie before placing your bets.

Thrilling high-speed action, a quaity field and a large prize pot are just a few reasons why the Summer Cup is one the most prestigious horse racing events in South Africa. We are really excitied for the 2020 Gauteng Summer Cup weekend and cannot wait to see the horses thundering down the track. Which horse will you bet on?

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